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  1. Accurate communication is an integral component of ultrasound education. In light of the recent global pandemic, this has become even more crucial as many have moved to virtual education out of necessity. Seve...

    Authors: Bradley End, Michael I. Prats, Joseph Minardi, Melinda Sharon, David P. Bahner and Creagh T. Boulger
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:44
  2. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) devices are becoming more widely used in healthcare and have the potential to act as fomites. The objective of this project was to study the thoroughness of cleaning of POCUS m...

    Authors: Daniel Van Kalsbeek, Karl Enroth, Elizabeth Lyden, Mark E. Rupp and Christopher J. Smith
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:43
  3. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been recognized as an essential skill across medicine. However, a lack of reliable and streamlined POCUS assessment tools with demonstrated validity remains a significant b...

    Authors: Colin Bell, Natalie Wagner, Andrew Hall, Joseph Newbigging, Louise Rang and Conor McKaigney
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:42
  4. Children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) tend to develop a clinical condition of fluid overload due both to contractile cardiac pump deficit and to endotheliitis with subsequent capillary leak s...

    Authors: Angelo G. Delmonaco, Andrea Carpino, Irene Raffaldi, Giulia Pruccoli, Emanuela Garrone, Francesco Del Monte, Lorenzo Riboldi, Francesco Licciardi, Antonio F. Urbino and Emilia Parodi
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:41
  5. In detecting pleural effusion, bedside ultrasound (US) has been shown to be more accurate than auscultation. However, US has not been previously compared to the comprehensive physical examination. This study s...

    Authors: Michael H. Walsh, Kang X. Zhang, Emily J. Cox, Justin M. Chen, Nicholas G. Cowley, Christopher J. Oleynick, Leo M. Smyth and Irene W. Y. Ma
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:40
  6. Lack of training is currently the most common barrier to implementation of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) use in clinical practice, and in-person POCUS continuing medical education (CME) courses have been pa...

    Authors: Nilam J. Soni, Jeremy S. Boyd, Gregory Mints, Kevin C. Proud, Trevor P. Jensen, Gigi Liu, Benji K. Mathews, Christopher K. Schott, Linda Kurian, Charles M. LoPresti, Phil Andrus, Robert Nathanson, Natalie Smith, Elizabeth K. Haro, Michael J. Mader, Jacqueline Pugh…
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:39
  7. This was an observational, cross-sectional, and multicentre study carried out from October to December 2020, through a survey sent to Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery members in public hospi...

    Authors: Cristina Ramos-Hernández, Maribel Botana-Rial, Rosa Cordovilla-Pérez, Manuel Núñez-Delgado and Alberto Fernández-Villar
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:38
  8. This systematic review aimed to investigate the reliability of ultrasound method compared with digital vaginal examinations in detecting cervical dilation.

    Authors: Zaynab Mohaghegh, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Parvin Abedi and Mohamed A. Abd El Aziz
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:37
  9. To compare the success rates of obtaining optimal 20 + 2 (2 overview + 20 planes) International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) planes for foetal ultrasound structural screening bet...

    Authors: Ravita Chaichanalap and Tharangrut Hanprasertpong
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:36
  10. Timely diagnosis and treatment of increased intracranial pressure can decrease morbidity and prevent mortality. The present meta-analysis aims to determine the mean value of the ONSD measured in patients with ...

    Authors: Lisandro Montorfano, Qian Yu, Stephen J. Bordes, Shankarapryan Sivanushanthan, Raul J. Rosenthal and Miguel Montorfano
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:35
  11. Lung ultrasound (LUS) is helpful for the evaluation of patients with dyspnea in the emergency department (ED). However, it remains unclear how much training and how many LUS examinations are needed for ED phys...

    Authors: Darlene R. House, Yogendra Amatya, Benjamin Nti and Frances M. Russell
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:34
  12. The goal of this study was to assess the ability of machine artificial intelligence (AI) to quantitatively assess lung ultrasound (LUS) B-line presence using images obtained by learners novice to LUS in patien...

    Authors: Frances M. Russell, Robert R. Ehrman, Allen Barton, Elisa Sarmiento, Jakob E. Ottenhoff and Benjamin K. Nti
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:33
  13. The importance of functional right ventricular failure and resultant splanchnic venous congestion has long been under-appreciated and is difficult to assess by traditional physical examination and standard dia...

    Authors: Philippe Rola, Francisco Miralles-Aguiar, Eduardo Argaiz, William Beaubien-Souligny, Korbin Haycock, Timur Karimov, Vi Am Dinh and Rory Spiegel
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:32
  14. Hip fracture is one of the most common orthopedic causes of hospital admission in frail elderly patients. Hip fracture fixation in this class of patients is considered a high-risk procedure. Preoperative physi...

    Authors: Luigi Vetrugno, Enrico Boero, Elena Bignami, Andrea Cortegiani, Santi Maurizio Raineri, Savino Spadaro, Federico Moro, Stefano D’Incà, Loris D’Orlando, Felice Eugenio Agrò, Mattia Bernardinetti, Francesco Forfori, Francesco Corradi, Sandro Pregnolato, Mario Mosconi, Valentina Bellini…
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:30
  15. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has proven itself in many clinical situations. Few data on the use of POCUS during Medical Emergency Team (MET) calls exist. In this study, we hypothesized that the use of POCU...

    Authors: M. J Blans, E Bousie, J. G van der Hoeven and F. H Bosch
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:29

    The Correction to this article has been published in The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:31

  16. In 2008 the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors delineated consensus recommendations for training in biliary ultrasound for the “detection of biliary pathology”.

    Authors: David P. Evans, Jordan Tozer, Lindsay Taylor, Michael J. Vitto and Michael Joyce
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:28
  17. COVID-19 has impacted human life globally and threatens to overwhelm health-care resources. Infection rates are rapidly rising almost everywhere, and new approaches are required to both prevent transmission, b...

    Authors: Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Jessica L. McKee and John M. Conly
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:27
  18. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine whether diagnosing a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in primary health care using limited compression ultrasound (LCUS) can save resources compared to referrin...

    Authors: Ossi Hannula, Anssi Mustonen, Suvi Rautiainen, Ritva Vanninen and Harri Hyppölä
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:26
  19. Emergent needle decompression in children is a rare event for emergency medicine and critical care providers. Hereby, risk of injury of intrathoracic structures is high and knowledge of age-specific values of ...

    Authors: Tom Terboven, Ivette Betka, Christel Weiss, Marcus Rudolph, Tim Viergutz, Georg Leonhard and Michael Schöler
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:25
  20. Ultrasound was first introduced in clinical dermatology in 1979. Since that time, ultrasound technology has continued to develop along with its popularity and utility.

    Authors: Jack Levy, Devon L. Barrett, Nile Harris, Jiwoong Jason Jeong, Xiaofeng Yang and Suephy C. Chen
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:24
  21. Hands-on ultrasound experience has become a desirable component for undergraduate medical education (UGME) curricula throughout medical schools in the United States (US) to enhance readiness for future trainin...

    Authors: Casey Glass, Aarti Sarwal, Joshua Zavitz, Joshua Nitsche, JaNae Joyner, Leilani L. Johnson, Julia Garcia-Vargas and Mary Claire O’Brien
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:23
  22. Pericardial effusion is a known complication of post-open cardiac surgery which can progress to life-threatening cardiac tamponade. Classical signs of tamponade such as hypotension and pulsus paradoxus are oft...

    Authors: Osman Adi, Azma Haryaty Ahmad, Chan Pei Fong, Asri Ranga and Nova Panebianco
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:22
  23. Ultrasonography (US) is a feasible and accessible method for the measurement of skeletal muscle mass. This technique presents acceptable intra-rater reliability; however, there are a few reports on its inter-r...

    Authors: Yosuke Takahashi, Yuji Fujino, Kohei Miura, Ayumi Toida, Tadamitsu Matsuda and Shigeru Makita
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:21
  24. Training in procedural skills is often suboptimal. The aim of this study was to quantify the needs of residents in internal medicine (IM), critical care (CC), and emergency medicine (EM) for instruction in ult...

    Authors: Mamdouh Souleymane, Rajkumar Rajendram, Naveed Mahmood, Amro M. T. Ghazi, Yousuf M. S. Kharal and Arif Hussain
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:20
  25. The role of lung ultrasound (LUS) in evaluating the mid- and long-term prognoses of patients with COVID-19 pneumonia is not yet known. The objectives of this study were to evaluate associations between LUS sig...

    Authors: Thiago Thomaz Mafort, Rogério Rufino, Claudia Henrique da Costa, Mariana Soares da Cal, Laura Braga Monnerat, Patrícia Frascari Litrento, Laura Lizeth Zuluaga Parra, Arthur de Sá Earp de Souza Marinho and Agnaldo José Lopes
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:19
  26. A point-of-care ultrasound education program in obstetrics was developed to train antenatal healthcare practitioners in rural Zanzibar. The study group consisted of 13 practitioners with different training bac...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Hall, Danielle Matilsky, Rachel Zang, Naomasa Hase, Ali Habibu Ali, Patricia C. Henwood and Anthony J. Dean
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:18
  27. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: B. Paolo Persona, Ilaria Valeri, Francesco Zarantonello, Edoardo Forin, Nicolò Sella, Giulio Andreatta, Christelle Correale, Eugenio Serra, Annalisa Boscolo, Giovanni Volpicelli and Paolo Navalesi
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:15

    The original article was published in The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:10

  28. Trauma is a major cause of death among the working population. Many countries have now adopted a structured approach to trauma management in which ultrasound is used as a primary evaluation tool. While its use...

    Authors: Antoine Fasseaux, Philippe Pès, Françoise Steenebruggen and Florence Dupriez
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:14
  29. As medical infrastructures are strained by SARS-CoV-2, rapid and accurate screening tools are essential. In portions of the world, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing remains slow ...

    Authors: Daniel S. Brenner, Gigi Y. Liu, Rodney Omron, Olive Tang, Brian T. Garibaldi and Tiffany C. Fong
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:12
  30. Accurate repeat assessment of the diameter of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is important. This study investigated the reproducibility of different methods of measuring AAA diameter from ultrasound images.

    Authors: Evan O. Matthews, Jenna Pinchbeck, Kylie Elmore, Rhondda E. Jones, Joseph V. Moxon and Jonathan Golledge
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:13
  31. Lung ultrasound (LUS) and chest radiography (CXR) are the most used chest imaging tools in the early diagnosis of COVID-19 associated pneumonia. However, the relationship between LUS and CXR is not clearly def...

    Authors: Giovanni Volpicelli, Luciano Cardinale, Thomas Fraccalini, Marco Calandri, Clara Piatti, Carlotta Geninatti and Giuseppe Stranieri
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:11
  32. During COVID-19 pandemic, optimization of the diagnostic resources is essential. Lung Ultrasound (LUS) is a rapid, easy-to-perform, low cost tool which allows bedside investigation of patients with COVID-19 pn...

    Authors: Paolo Persona, Ilaria Valeri, Francesco Zarantonello, Edoardo Forin, Nicolò Sella, Giulio Andreatta, Christelle Correale, Eugenio Serra, Annalisa Boscolo, Giovanni Volpicelli and Paolo Navalesi
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:10

    The Correction to this article has been published in The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:15

  33. In 2014, over 60% of medical schools were incorporating point of care ultrasound (POCUS) into their curriculum. Today, over 6 years later, many more schools are teaching POCUS or are in the planning stages of ...

    Authors: Frances M. Russell, Audrey Herbert, Robinson M. Ferre, Bita Zakeri, Valerie Echeverria, Dina Peterson and Paul Wallach
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:9
  34. This review aims to summarise the contemporary uses of intraoperative completion Duplex ultrasound (IODUS) for the assessment of lower extremity bypass surgery (LEB) and carotid artery endarterectomy (CEA).

    Authors: Pasha Normahani, Bilal Khan, Viknesh Sounderajah, Sepideh Poushpas, Muzaffar Anwar and Usman Jaffer
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:8
  35. Transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) is a sensitive tool for detecting various conditions that contribute to pelvic pain. TVS can be also used to assess blood flow and measure the size of pelvic veins. Pelvic venous ...

    Authors: T. N. Amin, M. Wong, X. Foo, S.-L. Pointer, V. Goodhart and D. Jurkovic
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:7
  36. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become increasingly integrated into medical education given the growing role of evaluative and procedural techniques in practice today. Tele-ultrasound is a new and promisi...

    Authors: Anne E. Drake, Jonathan Hy, Gordon A. MacDougall, Brendan Holmes, Lauren Icken, Jon W. Schrock and Robert A. Jones
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:6
  37. Ultrasonographic B-lines have recently emerged as a bedside imaging tool for the differential diagnosis of acute dyspnea in the Emergency Department (ED). However, despite its simplicity, LUS has not fully pen...

    Authors: Mohamed Amine Msolli, Adel Sekma, Maryem Ben Marzouk, Wael Chaabane, Khaoula Bel Haj Ali, Lotfi Boukadida, Nasri Bzeouich, Imen Gannoun, Imen Trabelssi, Kamel Laaouiti, Mohamed Habib Grissa, Kaouthar Beltaief, Zohra Dridi, Asma Belguith, Mehdi Methamem, Wahid Bouida…
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:5
  38. Vascular compression syndromes are rare alterations that have in common the compression of an arterial and/or venous vessel by contiguous structures and can be congenital or acquired. The best known are the Th...

    Authors: Renato Farina, Pietro Valerio Foti, Andrea Conti, Francesco Aldo Iannace, Isabella Pennisi, Luigi Fanzone, Corrado Inì, Federica Libra, Francesco Vacirca, Giovanni Failla, Davide Baldanza, Stefano Palmucci, Serafino Santonocito and Antonio Basile
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:4
  39. Renal resistive index (RRI) is a promising tool for the assessment of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients in general, but its role and association to AKI among patients with Coronavirus diseas...

    Authors: Mårten Renberg, Olof Jonmarker, Naima Kilhamn, Claire Rimes-Stigare, Max Bell and Daniel Hertzberg
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:3
  40. Symptomatic pericardial effusion (PCE) presents with non-specific features and are often missed on the initial physical exam, chest X-ray (CXR), and electrocardiogram (ECG). In extreme cases, misdiagnosis can ...

    Authors: Matthew G. Hanson and Barry Chan
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:2
  41. The aim of this study was to retrospectively determine whether teaching limited compression ultrasound (LCUS) to general practitioners (GP) would reduce the number of patients with a suspected lower extremity ...

    Authors: Ossi Hannula, Ritva Vanninen, Suvi Rautiainen, Kalle Mattila and Harri Hyppölä
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:1
  42. COVID-19 infection has been associated with a high rate of thrombotic events, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and acute pulmonary embolism (APE).

    Authors: Marta Alfageme, Jorge González Plaza, Santiago Méndez, Juan A. Gómez Patiño, María L. Collado, José M. Abadal, Rocío González Costero, Teresa Fontanilla and Agustín García Suárez
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:54
  43. Many point-of-care ultrasound devices are now “pocket-sized” or handheld, allowing easy transport during travel and facilitating use in crowded spaces or in austere low-resource settings. Concerns remain about...

    Authors: Samuel L. Burleson, Jonathan F. Swanson, Erin F. Shufflebarger, Douglas W. Wallace, Matthew A. Heimann, James C. Crosby, David C. Pigott, John P. Gullett, Maxwell A. Thompson and Christopher J. Greene
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:53
  44. Undifferentiated abdominal pain is a common presentation often requiring immediate medical or surgical intervention. Providing an accurate diagnosis involves a detailed patient history and thorough physical ex...

    Authors: Matthew A. Taylor, Christopher H. Merritt, Philip J. Riddle Jr., Carter J. DeGennaro and Keith R. Barron
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:52
  45. The presence of intra-abdominal calcification in the pediatric population can be due to a wide range of conditions. Calcification in the abdomen can be seen in normal or abnormal anatomical structures. In some...

    Authors: Vigil James, John Samuel, Chor Yek Kee and Gene Yong-Kwang Ong
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:51
  46. There has been limited data regarding the usefulness of lung ultrasound (US) in children with COVID-19.

    Authors: Eliana P. C. Giorno, Milena De Paulis, Yoshino T. Sameshima, Kirstin Weerdenburg, Paulo Savoia, Danilo Y. Nanbu, Thomaz B. Couto, Fernanda V. M. Sa, Sylvia C. L. Farhat, Werther B. Carvalho, Marcela Preto-Zamperlini and Claudio Schvartsman
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:50
  47. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) causes an atypical acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with thromboembolism and high shunt fraction. Shunt may be intrapulmonary, or extrapulmonary. Handheld devi...

    Authors: Rajkumar Rajendram, Arif Hussain, Naveed Mahmood and Mubashar Kharal
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:49